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Go Guide, Feb. 8


Friday, February 8, 2019


Chamber Music


Chamber Music Monuments, part of ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, will be performed at 8 p.m. today in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. Alan Kay, clarinet; Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim, violin; and Maiya Papach, viola will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581 and Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for ECU students. Call 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Music series

Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans St., will host Michael Friend as part of the African American Music Series today. Free performances begin at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.


Symphony Orchestra

The ECU symphony orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Wright Auditorium. Winner of the 2018-19 ECU School of Music Concerto Competition, Nathan Graybeal, alto saxophone, will perform Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 109 by Alexander Glazunov, Travis Alford’s “Apophenia” and Prokofiev’s Suite from “Romeo and Juliet.” Free. For more information, call 328-6851.

Dinner of Hope

The fourth annual Dinner of Hope, sponsored by the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at 400 St. Andrews Drive.PCCSA seeks to educate the community about topics such as opioid addiction, youth alcohol consumption and resources for addiction services. General admission tickets are available for $35 at eventbrite.com.

Women’s basketball

ECU will play the University of Memphis at 1 p.m. Saturday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Motown concert

Farmville Community Arts Council, 3723 N. Main St., Farmville, will host a Motown concert with the North Carolina Central University Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m. Saturday at Paramount Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the H.B. Sugg Charitable Organization. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Visit www.farmvillearts.org

Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St.,New Bern, will host Daily Life in Historic New Bern from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The free event will include tours of the first floor of the Governor’s Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and historic Stanley House. Visitors may choose to explore 16 acres of gardens; play historic games; and make crafts to take home. Call 639-3511 or visit tryonpalace.org.


Student choreography

ECU’s Senior Choreography Dance Concert will be performed at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Burnette Studio in McGinnis on campus. Audiences will see works created by senior students with concentrations in dance performance. Tickets are $5. Call 328-6829.

Guitar performances

International Guitar Night will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. The performance will feature Italy’s YouTube sensation, Luca Stricagnoli, French Swing performer Antoine Boyer; Flamenco master Samuelito and Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan. Tickets are $15-$45. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.



ECU’s ​Loessin Playhouse will present “If/​Then” at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in McGinnis Theatre. Based on a book by Brian Yorkey with music by Tom Kitt, this new musical simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths. There is a parental advisory due to mature content. Tickets are $17.50 for public, $10 for ECU student/​youth. Contact 328-6829 or theatre@ecu.edu for more information.


Men’s basketball

ECU will play Memphis at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.


‘Shakespeare and Love’

“Shakespeare and Love, The Sonnets” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Emerge Gallery, 404 Evans St. Hear Shakespeare’s sonnets made easy to understand by ECU School of Theatre and Dance students and faculty. The cast will perform the sonnets and discuss their meaning. Free.


Jackie Robinson

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart” at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Wright Auditorium The play tells the story of a star baseball player who was showered with adulation on the field but became a second-hand citizen when he walked off the diamond. Tickets are $10-$15. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Daddy-daughter dance

The third annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be held from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 15 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. Proceeds will benefit Daughters for Dads, a Greenville-based nonprofit organization that helps local families fighting cancer. Tickets are $25 for daughters and $150 for dads. Included in the ticket price are an open bar, dinner and desserts, DJ and games, photo keepsakes, a candy station and party favors. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com.

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Radford at 4 p.m. Feb, 15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at Clark-LeClair Stadium.Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Art reception

City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road, will host an opening reception for Richard Fennell’s “Working from the Edge” from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 15. Fennell is recognized as one of the state’s leading colorists, known for his luminous landscape paintings of North Carolina. The show will continue through March 16. Visit cityartgallery.com or call 353-7000.

‘Twilight Boy’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host a presentation of “Twilight Boy” at 3 and 8 p.m. Feb. 17. The original play was written by ECU School of Theatre and Dance student Connor Gerney, who received an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity grant to produce it. “Twilight Boy” focuses on three sculpture students and what happens when one of them goes missing. Free. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Youth orchestra

The Eastern Youth Orchestras will perform their annual spring concerts Feb. 17 and Feb. 24-25. The 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17, will feature the senior orchestra only. The junior and preparatory orchestras will perform at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Both concerts will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2101 N. Heritage St., Kinston. A concert featuring all orchestras will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at ECU’s A.J. Fletcher Music Hall. All concerts are free. Visit easternyouthorchestras.org.

Tar Kiln Hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host “Tar Kiln Hike” at 1 p.m. Feb. 17. Meet at the Ivey Gut parking lot and come prepared for a moderate hike through an early succession pine forest, exploring remaining tar kilns along the way. Free. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

Music therapy recital

The Power of Music Therapy Recital will be held 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in A.J. Fletcher Music Hall. It is presented by ECU music therapy majors and Heart and Soul Choir. Free. Call 328-6851.

Women’s basketball

ECU will play the University of South Florida at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Transient Canvas

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Transient Canvas at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The duo seeks to elevate roles of the bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Building Hope

Building Hope Community Life Center will host its 18th annual fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. 43. Jared Green, a pastor and former NFL player, will be keynote speaker. Individual tickets are $60. Visit buildinghopenc.org.

Chamber Music Dressed Down

Chamber Music Dressed Down II, part of ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. Robert McDonald, piano, Marcy Rosen, cello; and Ara Gregorian and Daniel Phillips, violin; viola will perform Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23 Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 Tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for ECU students. Call 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

‘Sideways Stories’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Additional performances will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and March 3, and at 6 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1. Based on Louis Sachar’s beloved children’s books, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” brings to life an elementary school where wicked teachers turn students to apples and other strange things happen. Tickets are $16, $14 for members. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Winter concert series

The Beaufort County Traditional Music Association’s Winter Concert Series will continue with “Pamela and JB” at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Turnage Theatre Gallery, 150 W. Main St.,, Washington, N.C. This acoustic duo performs many favorite classic rock, country and pop tunes from the 70’s to today. There is no admission charge. Donations are accepted. Visit bctma.org

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Monmouth at 4 p.m. Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at Clark-LeClair Stadium.Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Chess tournament

Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., is partnering with a local chess club, Highway 264 Chess, to host the Pitt County Chess Open beginning at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23. The tournament, which will consist of three rounds, is sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation. Registration is available online at https://​sites.google.com/​view/​pittareachessopen/​home

Random Acts

Random Acts will be performed at 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in Burnette Theatre in McGinnis. The show will feature dance, musical theatre, poetry, and other styles of performance art by ECU students. Tickets are $5. Call 328-6829.

Fairy House Festival

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Fairy House Festival from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 23.The activity is designed to help participants reconnect with nature through building whimsical habitats. The event will include hot chocolate and a campfire. Free. Call 329-4562.

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